Family-Friendly Eco Activities

Do It Green! Minnesota MayDay Parade and Festival (1st Sunday in May) 612-721-2535 www.hobt.org Make puppets, participate in the parade or just come to watch the puppets float to life. Halloween Harvest Outdoor Puppet Extravaganza (Last week in October) Bare Bones Productions www.bedlamtheatre.org A unique, handmade, nighttime spectacle with giant …

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Healthy and Responsible Eating on a College Student’s Budget

Since moving away from home and subsequently being forced to become more self-sufficient, one of the biggest challenges I’ve faced is how to eat healthy with a limited budget. The following is a bit about how I changed my diet for the better both for myself and for the environment. …

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How to Talk to your Kids about Climate Change

NICOLE ROM Executive Director, Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy Many researchers and educators argue that young children are not mature enough to handle the reality of climate change, and parents are often understandably overwhelmed by the task of translating the technicalities of climate change to so young an audience. Yet …

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Students Taking Action to Save Energy and Money

Patrick Santelli Project Coordinator, Minnesota Schools Cutting Carbom In schools all over Minnesota, students are working with teachers, staff, technical experts, and members of their communities to advance sustainability and do their part to save the world. And more than ever before, these students are collaborating across borders, learning from …

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The Necessity of Nature in Children’s Development

Jen Zotalis Do It Green! Magazine With non-stop schedules, a plethora of electronic devices and a devastated image of the environment, children today have little opportunity or encouragement to experience nature as an enjoyable and sustaining presence in their lives. The result, Richard Louv suggests, can be found in record …

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Thoughts from Sustainable Generations

Sara Grochowski and Yea! Minnesota Students Many people think our grandparents’ generation, those who came of age during the Great Depression, are the real environmentalists. However, it often takes a family effort to initiate and successfully accomplish conservation habit changes. Despite all of this, it seems there are various opinions …

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Workparties: Many Hands Make Light Work

Philipp Muessig Minnesota Sustainable Communities Network Each month, like a roving band of grain threshers or barn raisers, my family of four and two other households descend upon one of our homes to paint, build, garden and clean, and to eat, drink and be merry. This is our work cooperative, …

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